Award-winning journalist and author Chris Tomlinson is Thorne Dreyer's guest on Rag Radio. Chris is the author of "Tomlinson Hill: The Remarkable Story of Two Families who Share the Tomlinson Name - One White, One Black." Chris, an Austin resident, is the business columnist for the Houston Chronicle. As a reporter and war correspondent for the Associated Press, Tomlinson covered the end of apartheid in South Africa and has reported from 50 countries and nine war zones, including Rwanda, Somalia, Lebanon, Afghanistan, and Iraq.
Already being called a masterpiece of authentic American history, "Tomlinson Hill" traces the revealing story of two Tomlinson family lines back to a slave plantation that bears their names -- and in the process unflinchingly explores the history of race and bigotry in Texas. Former NFL MVP LaDainian Tomlinson wrote the foreword to the book. "Tomlinson Hill" is also the basis for a film airing on PBS and an interactive web project called Voice of Marlin which stores oral histories collected in developing the book. More about all three projects can be found at TomlinsonHill.com.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz; Apprentice: Ken Martin; Photographer: Roger Baker. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (TheRagBlog.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast and streamed on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern time) and on Houston Pacifica's KPFT HD-3 90.1 on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. (Central). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 56:54.